Geoscientists reconstruct 6.5 million years of sea level stands

An aerial photograph of the carbonate coastal morphology in Mallorca. Credit: University of South Florida The pressing concern posed by rising sea levels has created a critical need for scientists to precisely predict how quickly the oceans will rise in coming centuries. To gain insight into future ice sheet stability and sea-level rise, new research […]

Plant Food Spikes To Level Up Your Foliage

Like any living thing, flora and fauna require nutrients to thrive at their maximum potential. When natural growth cycles are lagging, plant food spikes can help enhance the growth process and target specific aspects of your plant, including its color, as well as stem and leaf growth. Adding a spike to the soil of your […]

Geofencing can level up your smart home if you set it up properly

Why turning on the lights as you get home when your house can do it for you? ( Binyamin Mellish / Pexels/) I dream of a truly smart home. But I don’t just want light bulbs I can turn on with my phone—I want a fully automated, Tony Stark-style robot house that talks to me […]

DUAL takes AI to the next level

IMAGE: Prof. Yeseong Kim from the Department of Information and Communication Engineering, DGIST view more  Credit: dgist “Today’s computer applications generate a large amount of data that needs to be processed by machine learning algorithms,” says Yeseong Kim of Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), who led the effort. Powerful ‘unsupervised’ machine learning involves […]

These 6 graphs show that Black scientists are underrepresented at every level

Nationwide protests in response to the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other unarmed Black men and women in the first part of 2020 inspired calls to action within academia’s ivory tower. Social media movements such as #BlackInSTEM brought attention to discrimination faced by Black students and professionals throughout the science, technology, engineering […]

Build your own door and ascend to a higher level of DIY

The doors on my shed are nicer than the ones on my house. (Courtney Starr/) Building something yourself that you would ordinarily buy changes your perception of the object forever. I experienced that recently when it came time to install doors on a shed I’d just built. I thought, “Why not build them myself?” I’ve […]

Sea Level Rise May Erode Development in Africa

Sea level rise and extreme weather associated with climate change are threats to human health, safety, food and water security, and socioeconomic development in Africa, climate change experts said in a new report. “Climate change is having a growing impact on the African continent, hitting the most vulnerable hardest, and contributing to food […]